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35F -- Intelligence Analyst

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Basic Job Description

Intelligence Analysts use information derived from all intelligence disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. The Intelligence Analyst is primarily responsible for supervising, coordinating and participating in the analysis, processing and distribution of strategic and tactical intelligence.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Prepares all-source intelligence products to support the combat commander. Assists in establishing and maintaining systematic, cross-referenced intelligence records and files. Receives and processes incoming reports and messages. Assists in determining significance and reliability of incoming information. Assists in integrating incoming information with current intelligence holdings and prepares and maintains the situation map. Assists in the analysis and evaluation of intelligence holdings to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of Order of Battle records using information from all sources and in the preparation of strength estimates of enemy units. Assembles and proofreads intelligence reports and assists in consolidating them into military intelligence. Prepares Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) products.

Analyzes current intelligence holdings to identify gaps, and subsequent intelligence collection requirements. Considers enemy Order of Battle records in the development of collection tasks and assessment of enemy vulnerabilities and probable courses of action. Assists in the preparation of reports on captured enemy material. Drafts periodic and special intelligence reports, plans, and briefings.

Training Information

Job training for an intelligence analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Critical thinking
  • Preparing maps, charts and intelligence reports
  • Military symbology
  • Using computer systems

ASVAB Score Required: 101 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: Top Secret

Strength Requirement: medium

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221.

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps
  • No record of conviction by court-martial
  • No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations
  • Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family mem bers who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice
  • Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the soldier's spouse as well

Similar Civilian Occupations

There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 35F. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 35F training and experience.

  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Computer Operators
  • Database Administrators
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • First Line Supervisors/Managers of Protective Service Workers, All Others
  • Management Analysts
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Radio Operators
  • Technical Writers
  • Training and Development Specialists

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